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Yahoo Acquires Blink Self-Destructing Messaging Service

Yahoo has acquired Blink, a mobile app that allows users to send text messages, audio, sketches, video, and photos that self-destruct. As with Yahoo’s other acquisitions, the app will be closed down and the team behind it moving to join Yahoo at its headquarters. Blink announced in a blog post that it will shut down [...]

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Internet Companies Criticize FCC Net Neutrality Proposal

A large number of Internet companies have come together to ask the Federal Communications Commission to change its recently proposed new rules for net neutrality. Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, Yahoo, and over a hundred other companies signed a letter to the FCC expressing concern with the agency’s proposal. The version of net neutrality put [...]

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Yahoo Acquires Social Media Data Visualization Tool Vizify

Yahoo has added yet another company to its portfolio with the acquisition of Vizify. A startup that produces infographics and videos based on data from social media such as Facebook and Twitter, Vizify creates visual biographies for its users. Financial and other terms of the deal were not disclosed. One thing that is known is [...]

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Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, and Others Call for Government Surveillance Reform

With more and more disturbing news about government surveillance coming out, several of the biggest Internet companies are taking a public stand and calling for reform. AOL, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo have created a website for Global Government Surveillance Reform on which they list five principles they want to see adopted. Apple [...]

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Americans Conducted 19.3 Billion Searches in October as Market Remained Flat

The status quo remains intact for another month as Google retains its lead in the U.S. search engine market. Research firm comScore released the numbers for October, confirming that Google continued to hold onto 66.9% of the market. In real numbers, the Internet giant saw 12.9 billion searches during the month. Microsoft also held onto [...]

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Google Remains King of U.S. Searches for September

The latest results from market researcher comScore Inc. show Google once again leading the U.S. search engine market. There was not a lot of movement in the month of September, with Google’s market share continuing to hold steady from last month’s numbers at 66.9%. Other companies also saw only minor shifts in their numbers. Microsoft’s [...]

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Reports 20% Growth in Users

Yahoo’s monthly active users grew by 20% in the last year, CEO Marissa Mayer said in an interview at this week’s TechCrunch Disrupt conference. That puts the company at 800 million monthly active users globally, with 350 million users on mobile devices. The numbers include traffic to the Yahoo homepage, as well as its search [...]

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Yahoo Beats Google in Web Traffic for July

These days, it’s easy to think that the Internet begins and ends with Google, which is why it comes as a surprise to hear that Yahoo beat out the web giant in traffic last month. A report from comScore shows that Yahoo topped the chart for unique U.S. visitors in July, beating out previous leader [...]

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Yahoo Second Quarter Profit Up By 46%

Yahoo has reported net income of $331 million, or 30 cents per share, for its second quarter. That’s an increase of 46% over earnings of $226 billion, or 18 cents a share, one year earlier. With the omission of stock-based compensation and other items, earnings come in at 35 cents per share on revenue of [...]

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Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, and Others to Stop Ad Revenue for Pirate Sites

In their latest effort to combat online piracy, a number of tech companies have joined forces with the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and the White House. 24/7 Media, Adtegrity, AOL, Conde Nast, Google, Microsoft, SpotXchange, and Yahoo are the eight companies that have agreed to a set of best practices guidelines in which they decline [...]

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